KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1
Prof Dr. Witold Pedrycz
Professor and Chair Canada Research Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University Of Alberta, Canada
His main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy control, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computing, and Software Engineering. He has published numerous papers in this area. He is also an author of 15 research monographs covering various aspects of Computational Intelligence, data mining, and Software Engineering.
Dr. Pedrycz is intensively involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Int. J. of Granular Computing (Springer). He currently serves on the Advisory Board of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and is a member of a number of editorial boards of other international journals.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2
Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Iida
Professor, School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
Hiroyuki Iida is a professional 6-dan Shogi player, and co-author of the Shogi program Tacos, the four-times Gold medal winner at Computer Olympiads. Dr. Hiroyuki Iida has been an enthusiasm researcher in the domains such as computer games and entertainment computing, while acting as important roles of international activities such as conference chair, program chair and journal editor. He has also organized Mind Sports Computer Olympiad as the secretary/treasurer of ICGA (International Computer Games Association) for each year since early 2000. He supervised many master and PhD students until now, while acting as PhD committee member (external assessment) for PhD candidates in western countries such as Maastricht University and Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He also served as an external assessment for international research funding in western countries such as Canada and the Netherlands.